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2018 outlook: Marginal gains and long shots in procurement and accounts payables

Sam Mazloum, Director of Public Sector at Mastercard shares an expert perspective on what the public sector should look out for in 2018 in...
value of bitcoin

Value of bitcoin drops more than 50% after its worst two days in years

The value of bitcoin has fallen by more than 50% in the space of just a month after its worst two-day performance in 3...
Infrastructure Finance

Public, private, or a mix? How to best finance infrastructure

The UK must improve the way it decides between infrastructure finance options if it wants to pick the best value finance options, argues Graham...

Polish Government develops national cryptocurrency called dPLN

The Polish government hopes to revolutionise payments and the banking system by developing national cryptocurrency The Polish Blockchain Technology Accelerator (PATB) has revealed that one...
Ledger technology

Distributed ledger Blockchain technology for the financial services industry

We interviewed R3’s Chase Gordon to learn about cutting-edge distributed ledger technology for businesses in the financial services industry today R3 builds cutting-edge distributed ledger...
The Second Payment Services Directive

The Second Payment Services Directive: a game-changing regulation

What challenges and opportunities could the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) provide? The Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) requires banks to open their payments infrastructure...
blockchain taskforce

Swiss government announces launch of blockchain taskforce

The Swiss government has created a blockchain taskforce to begin regulatory framework on startups and initial coin offerings
Crypto Valley

Switzerland, blockchain’s spiritual home

The Crypto Valley Association’s Tom Lyons argues that along with its competitive advantages, decentralised culture and democratic tradition have made Switzerland an epicentre of...
future of finance

Secure Cloudlink wins UBS future of finance 2017 challenge

Secure Cloudlink's new and unique approach to digital security wins UBS future of finance 2017 challenge In the annual competition, which seeks out innovations and ideas...
decentralised solutions

€5m in prizes for social innovators using Blockchains to develop decentralised solutions

€5 million in prizes will be awarded to innovators that use Blockchain technology for social good The European Commission has launched a new Horizon 2020...
blockchain world

Are we ready for a blockchain world?

Marta Pierkarska, Director of Developer Ecosystem, Hyperledger asks if we are ready for a blockchain world in the future Blockchain, the hype, the buzzword of...
UK's industrial strategy

UK’s Industrial Strategy falls way below expectation

Nigel Wilcock from the Institute of Economic Development provides his opinion on the UK’s Industrial Strategy in terms of the future economy of Britain If...
communication with customers

Banks to address the need for better communication with customers

Banks to rethink communication with customers in light of upcoming PSD2 The Second Payment Services Directive, coming into effect on 13 January 2018, will enable...
the current european commission

FOREWORD: Günther H. Oettinger, the current European Commission

Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources European Commission The latest statistics show eight million jobs created in the European...
Bitcoin hackers

Bitcoin hackers steal millions in ‘highly professional’ theft

Slovenian mining exchange NiceHash was targeted by 'professional' Bitcoin hackers who stole 4700 coins worth around $80 million
don't understand inflation

Data shows 62% of adults ‘don’t understand inflation’

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released startling data showing a large percentage of adults don't understand inflation
bitcoin crackdown

UK and EU plan Bitcoin crackdown over tax evasion fears

As the cryptocurrency hovers around the $10,000 mark, the UK and EU are threatening a bitcoin crackdown to prevent tax evasion and cybercrime
Bitcoin value hits

Bitcoin value hits record high of nearly $10,000

Bitcoin value hits a new high in its record-breaking trajectory, rising 4.5% to $9,700, nearly 10 x its value at the start of the year
defence technology

Adapting defence technology to business enterprise

Paddy Bradley, Director, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership explains how investing in defence technology can boost the economy
bitcoin offshoot

Bitcoin offshoot set to rival cryptocurrency as value slumps

Bitcoin offshoot 'Bitcoin Cash' is making an impact in the world of cryptocurrency thanks to its ability to be processed cheaply

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